THAILAND: Chasing visions

Banphaeo Hospital has the country’s largest mobile cataract surgery unit, performing operations in under 10 minutes and changing lives across the borders

Wearing a patient name tag around her neck, Daw Myin waited inside Mawlamyine General Hospital in Mon State, Myanmar, to get surgery on her cataracts. Her eyes were slightly cloudy. Her white hair was was covered with a green net. “I’m scared,” said the 78-year-old solemnly. Cataract is the number one cause of blindness in the global population. Daw Myin has suffered from cataracts for over a year — a condition which left her with blurred vision and impaired sight. She was barely able to see in both eyes.

read more


About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is:
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s